At True Dental Care in Jersey City, NJ, Dr. Mila Cohen and her team of board-certified pediatric dentists will always examine your child’s mouth to look out for early warning signs. With the right knowledge, the good news is that we can spot the early signs of Tongue-tie in babies and employ the simple procedure known as a frenectomy to solve the problem.
What Is A Frenectomy?
Tongue-tie, also known as Ankyloglossia, is a condition that restricts the tongue’s range of motion. This restriction happens because there’s a small piece of tissue holding the tongue too tight to the floor of the mouth. It might sound strange, but Tongue-tie is a very common physiological problem that’s known to affect more than 3 million people in the United States annually.
A tongue-tie is a problem that may appear at birth, or during growth and development. It may lead to difficulties breast or bottle feeding, poor oral hygiene, cause difficulties communicating, chewing and swallowing liquids, problems breathing during sleep, and many other consequences.
FAQs About Pediatric Frenectomy
If you have any questions or need any help understanding the pediatric frenectomy procedure better, contact us to book an appointment today, and we’ll be happy to help.